Leech rope
Leech Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster]

{Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, passing up through blocks on the yards, to haul the leeches by. --Totten.

{Leech rope}, that part of the boltrope to which the side of a sail is sewed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • leech rope — noun Etymology: leech (III) : the part of the boltrope that is sewed to the leech of a sail * * * Naut. a boltrope along a leech. [1760 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • leech rope — Naut. a boltrope along a leech. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Leech — Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster] {Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, passing up …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leech line — Leech Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster] {Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leech line — noun Etymology: leech (III) : a line attached to the middle of the leech of a sail and used to haul the leech up to the yard * * * Naut. a line for hauling the middle of a leech of a square sail up to the yard. Cf. leech rope. [1620 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • leech line — Naut. a line for hauling the middle of a leech of a square sail up to the yard. Cf. leech rope. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • leech´like´ — leech1 «leech», noun, verb. –n. 1. a worm, living especially in ponds and streams, that sucks the blood of animals. There is usually a sucker at each end of the body. Doctors formerly used leeches to suck blood from sick people. Leeches are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leech line — quarter rope (handling rope used in side trawling to bring the bosom section of the groundrope to the ship s side) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • leach — Leech Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster] {Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ШКАТОРИНА — (Bolt rope, leech rope) кромка паруса, обшитая ликтросом. У прямых парусов Ш. называются: верхняя (Head rope), нижняя (Foot leech rope) и боковые (Side leech), а у шлюпочного фока и грота передняя (Foot rope) и задняя (After leech). У косых… …   Морской словарь

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